History of Jind

Jind is the district in Haryana and it is positioned to the North- West of Delhi. Jind as a district is famous for its archaeology, mythology and history. In India many of us are not aware of the existence of Jind and its importance in historical times. Jind was founded by King Raja Gajpat Singh in the year 1763 and he was a descendant of Sukhchain.In the year 1776 Jind was made the capital city and a Fort was constructed. Jind was merged with the Indian Territory on July 15, 1948 and it is during this time Jind obtained the status of a district.
History of Jind

Spiritual Importance of Jind District

Archeologists have obtained evidence from the district of the existence of Lord Vishnu, in the incarnation of Varah. It is at this location that mother earth was made into a stunning and righteous place. Lord Shiva is the deity, all the natives of the district worship. A number of idols and relics of Lord Shiva is found in different locations especially in Mohalla Aprahi.

The district “Jind” obtained its name from the Goddess of Victory “ Jainti”. It is believed that before the battle of Mahabharata, Pandava rulers offered prayers to the Goddess and constructed a temple to honor her. The reference of the district is made in Mahabharata and the Padam Purana. Jind is considered to be a part of Kurukshetra Bhumi, hence the corporeal remains of the natives of Jind, is not taken to Holy Ganges but is immersed in the holy ponds and canals of the district. The most prominent religious places of Jind are:

  • Bhuteshwar Temple
  • Somnath Mahadev Temple
  • Bankhandi Mahadev,
  • Ramharid teerth
  • Pind-Tarak Teerth
  • Pandu-Pindara

History of JindHistorical Importance of Jind

The district has a lot of chronological importance. Many antiques and pottery has been discovered by the archaeologists. These antiquities is said to have belonged to the Pre-Harappan, the Harappan, the late Harappan period. The proof of this was the discovery of painted grey ware pottery. This information is corroborated in Puranas and other religious texts.

The first occupants of the Jind district were pre-Harappan Chalcolitic agricultural community. The pottery of this group was discovered in many sites such as Anta, Morkhi Beri Khera, Birbaraban, Rani Ran and Pahlwan. The pottery was able to provide a lot of information on the socio-economic life of the community. It is believed that the people lived in mud and thatched roofs and they made things out of terracotta, copper and the pottery was made by wheels.
History of Jind District

Jind district was under the influence of different groups and rulers of various Kingdoms. This can be inferred from the various objects that were discovered by archeologists in the region. Objects from each period, have been obtained. Documentation on the history of Jind, has been published in the Imperial Gazette which dates back to the year 1763.A very unique feature of Jind is that it has spiritual structures of different religions, such as Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. This is a character that is uncommon for the other districts of our Nation. Hence people from all over the Country and Globe come to Jind to pay their respects.
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